Hours ago, Apple released iPhone OS 3.1.3 and as usual in this case, I recommended that you do not update if you care about your jailbreak or unlock.

Turns out we have some good news from the Dev Team. It is currently possible to jailbreak the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch 1G running OS 3.1.3.

Update 1:  [Don’t go near this if you have 3GS, newer ipt2G, or any ipt3G] Thanks to daring experimenters in the comments, we can confirm that yesterday’s redsn0w works for today’s 3.1.3 update for iPhone 2G.  Just point it at the 3.1.2 iPhone 2G IPSW after doing update or restore to 3.1.3.  So far we’ve only confirmed this for iPhone 2G.  (Note that if this does work for iPhone 3G too, you can *only* use it if you don’t care about the unlock.)

Update 2: [Don’t go near this if you have 3GS, newer ipt2G, or any ipt3G] Can confirm that this method works for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 1G too.  Don’t do it for iPhone 3G if you need an unlock though (really, don’t!). For older iPod touch 2G, we’ll need a small (1-character) change in redsn0w source.

What does that mean? It means that if you have an iPod Touch 1G, an iPhone 2G or an iPhone 3G, you can use RedSn0w to jailbreak your iPhone 3.1.3. If you care about ever unlocking your iPhone, DO NOT do this. Just wait and stay away from the update.

Here is what you have to do to jailbreak your iPod Touch 1G, iPhone 2G or 3G. First, update to the latest 3.1.3 firmware from iTunes, then simply follow the directions in my RedSn0w tutorial. Download the latest version of RedSn0w and when asked to choose for a firmware, make sure to choose 3.1.2.

This method reportedly works for jailbreaking the 3 devices mentioned above. It doesn’t work for the iPhone 3GS and for other iPod Touches.

The Dev Team is currently working on it. I will update you as soon as we get more info. Make sure to check the jailbreak section for up-to-date information about jailbreaking.

UPDATE: This post is outdated. Check out our jailbreak section for the latest information about iPhone jailbreaks.

  • Ricky

    man my phone froze up so I tried restarting it but it wouldn’t go past the Apple sign so I just try to reset everything by putting 3.1.2 but now i can’t even get in the phone wht do i need to do now? I have T-Mobile so don’t have a phone to use now.

  • D34D-P03T

    redsn0w says “unable to recognize specified IPSW” when i select the firmware 3.1.2 that i downloaded from this website, can anyone help :S

  • Ben

    My iphone 2G has gone back to the emergency screen etc only. It won’t do anything and blackra1n doesnt work. The phone was jailbroken and unlocked. Believe it or not I’ve been using it with an ATT GO phone simm and it’s worked fine until yesterday. Unfortunately I upgraded to iTunes 10 and I’ve heard that IT is the problem. Everything was fine until I plugged in to sync some new music and ZAP! I’ve lost all my apps, my calendar, and everything! Is there any way to free my phone again now?? Thanks!

  • Samantha

    I have a 8g 3G iPhone and have jailbroken it…but I can’t get any of the features. Is my phone too small? Or what’s the deal? I also have the 4.0.1 version.

  • snash

    somebody help me…i restored my 3g 16gb to bt hvnt jailbroken it so my question is how do i do it and the unlock procedure coz m stuck at dis point “slide for emergency”

  • Jaffy Bratt

    Just a question, i was able to jailbreak my iphone 3g with 4.0.2 but it was laggy. I then decided to go back to 3.0 and had successfully jailbroke it. I wanna jaibreak it to 3.1.3. Is it possible? I am concern about unlock and by the way my baseband is 5.13.04. Redsnow is clear and concise however itunes update is for iOS 4.1… Any help???!??!?

  • aitumJ


    I want to update my jailbroken iphone 8gb 3g from version 3.1.2 to iOS4 i need your suggestions guys how i can do it. I badly need iOS4 required for just one Application i wanted to download.

  • Abdul Kalam


    i have iphone 2G i till now its working i download itunes 10 and i update my phone now it is asking your sim is not valid to unlock some body please help me to un lock my iphone

  • mukesh

    i have iphone 2g having firmware 3.0 and i want to upgrade it to 3.1.3 help me to give proper response

    • Romario

      Just restore to firmware 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 ( press Shift + restore ) , and jailbreak using black rain, redsnow or sn0wbreeze

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  • anup chauhan

    i have iphone 2g having firmware 3.0 which is unlocked and jailbroken.i dont know exactly by which software it was unlocked and jailbroken and i want to upgrade it to 3.1.3.i have downloades redsn0w.os v3.1.2 and bootlooader…now what should i do should i update iphone to v3.1.3 by itunes what should i do